US Army Unit Crest: Engineer Center & School - Motto: ESSAYONS
US Army Unit Crest: Engineer Center & School - Motto: ESSAYONS


 
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Insignia Description
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 5/16 inches (3.33cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a triple turreted castle Argent, within a diminished bordure of the like. Attached above the shield the crest of the device of the U.S. Army Engineer School: From a wreath Argent and Gules a lamp of knowledge Or. Attached below the shield a red scroll arced around the bottom and bordered in silver and bearing the inscription "ESSAYONS" in silver.

Symbolism
Red and white are the colors of the Corps of Engineers. The triple turreted castle and motto "ESSAYONS" have been taken from the branch insignia.

History
The distinctive unit insignia was originally authorized for The Engineer School, Fort Humphreys, VA, on 27 Jun 1929. The insignia was amended to extend authorization for wear to personnel of the U.S. Army Engineer Center and Fort Belvoir on 14 Dec 1976. On 21 Aug 1987 the lettering of the motto was changed. On 21 Dec 1994 the authorization for wear was amended to include all personnel assigned to the U.S. Army Engineer Center and Fort Leonard Wood.

Source: The US Army Institute of Heraldry


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